Barack Obama

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Barack Obama by MakerBot Nov 5, 2012

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The race is on! This is an exciting election, and we're running an unofficial poll here on Thingiverse. Download these and we'll keep track of who has the leading edge. If you're able to vote in the US, make a miniature of your favorite candidate and bring him into the voting booth with you. If you're a Thingiverse user outside the US, your download counts, too!

These Obama + Romney Busts are currently available in the MakerBot Store in New York City.

Designer's Note:
To design this portrait of President Barack Obama, I started with a base mesh built in Maya and worked off of several good reference images. There are actually many "human" base meshes out there for free download. I sculpted this mini-bust in Zbrush 4 R4. That program's new "grid" option is a useful way to build orthographic image planes.

Barack Obama was created by Jason.


The cone underneath the chin is a built-in support, to keep the layers from sagging during printing. Simply twist it off afterwards, and if there is a small white spot, it can be removed with a heat gun.

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You forgot the crown!

Looks nothing like him

Typically, you overlooked Ron Paul. You corporatists!!

Thanks for creating this 3D model of Barack Obama and sharing it. :) We made a short time-lapse film of the 3D printing. http://youtu.be/XlYXh7lc_tkhttp://youtu.be/XlYXh7lc_tk

The print came out beautiful on my Ultimaker. I printed with 0.1 layer height and with "skin", on Cura 12.08.
Count one for the Netherlands! ;-)

This is a clever way to engage Thingiverse with the election. I'll be printing it, too!